Steve Preeg

Animation Director

Steve Preeg has helped bring some of the world’s most memorable digital characters to life. He received an Academy Award for Best Achievement in Visual Effects for his work creating the aged likeness of Brad Pitt for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. As the Animation Director for TRON: Legacy, he led the development on the CG likeness of young Jeff Bridges.  

Steve also acted as the lead creative behind the virtual likeness of Tupac Shakur for the Coachella Music Festival. Steve has created digital characters for many feature films including Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King and King Kong. He also worked on Flags of Our Fathers, I, Robot and served as the Animation Supervisor on Oblivion. Most recently he helped create the live action Beast in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.  

Steve is a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences and holds a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara.